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NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
700 PARK AVENUE * NORFOLK, VIRGINIA * 23504
Robinson Technology Center (RTC)
Office:: (757) 823-9454     Fax: (757) 823-9229
Email: CompSci@nsu.edu
  • ABET Accreditation
    The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
    Science at Norfolk state University is
    accredited by the Computing Accreditation
    Commission of ABET  (www.abet.org)
  • Master's Degree Program
    The Computer Science graduate program
    provides a quality computer science
    graduate education to students, especially
    those from the underrepresented sector of
    the population, by strengthening analytic
    skills, offering valuable research experiences,
    and promoting professional development in
    computer science.
  • Cybersecurity Summer Academy
    Norfolk State University a NSA/DHS Designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense will host a Free Cybersecurity Summer Academy for Middle School Students
  • New M.S. in Cybersecurity
    The Computer Science department has received
    official approval from the State Council of
    Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and the
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
    on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a Master of Science degree
    in Cybersecurity. This program is scheduled to begin
    January 2015.

Welcome to the Computer Science Website

The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with an exposure to the broad Computer Science spectrum, with an opportunity to create areas of specialization with appropriate applied mathematics and/or computer electives. Generally, the program emphasizes the practical and theoretical aspects of Computer Science and related areas of Computer Science and prepares students for careers as Computer Software Engineers, System Analysts and other professions. The program also provides an adequate foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate study in Computer Science.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Norfolk State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org)

Good News

D’Nita Andrews Graham, Assistant Professor of Computer Science with Norfolk State University, received notification for the publication of the paper titled, “Benefits of Online Teaching for Onground Teaching at a Historically Black Colleges and Universities” in the Online Learning Consortium’s Premier Journal.

D’Nita Andrews Graham, Assistant Professor of Computer Science with Norfolk State University, received notification from The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education of acceptance for presentation of the paper titled, “Educating the Masses: Cybersecurity for Everyone.”

D’Nita Andrews Graham, Assistant Professor of Computer Science with Norfolk State University, received notification from the NSF and NSA that the proposal from Norfolk State University had been selected for funding as part of the GenCyber 2019 program. The amount of the grant award is $99,998.00 to fund a GenCyber High School Teacher Professional Development Workshop.

D’Nita Andrews Graham, Assistant Professor of Computer Science with Norfolk State University, received notification from Stanford University of acceptance for the d.school Teaching and Learning Studio for the June 2019 cohort, with a scholarship. The  program accepts only 30 higher education faculty.

Mary Ann Hoppa, Ph.D., Associate Professor with Norfolk State University’s Department of Computer Science, was selected to attend the CSinParallel Piedmont Region Workshop at Winston-Salem State University NC on June 17-20, 2019 where she will study parallel multithreading and distributed multiprocessing on Raspberry Pi computers and remote high-performance systems. Dr. Hoppa was awarded travel and housing support under the auspices of this NSF-funded activity.

Mary Ann Hoppa, Ph.D., Associate Professor with Norfolk State University’s Department of Computer Science, was awarded a fellowship to attend the Inaugural Annual HBCU Blockchain Summit on May 3-4, 2019 at Morgan State University in collaboration with Ripple. This summit was the largest gathering of HBCU faculty from around the country to explore and discuss Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, and use cases.

Mary Ann Hoppa, Ph.D., Associate Professor with Norfolk State University’s Department of Computer Science, received a Summer Research Support Award from NSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning for her proposal titled Establishing a Baseline ICS/SCADA Curriculum and Testbed.

Samuel BO Olatunbosun, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director with Norfolk State University’s Department of Computer Science, submitted a paper that was accepted by the American Council on Science and Education 2019 World Congress in Computer Science, Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas Nevada. The paper accepted for publication was entitled ““Living with Digital Education: The Impact and Power (or Otherwise) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet in the life of Norfolk State University Community – An Exploratory Study”. (PAPER ID #: FEC2394).

Samuel BO Olatunbosun, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director with Norfolk State University’s Department of Computer Science, submitted a paper that was accepted by the American Council on Science and Education 2019 World Congress in Computer Science, Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas Nevada. The paper accepted for publication was entitled “An Exploratory Study on the Use of Internet_of_Medical_Things (IoMT) in the Healthcare Industry and their Associated Cybersecurity Risks”. (PAPER ID #: ICM2519).

Dr. Carlene Turner, Department of Sociology, and Dr. Claude Turner, Department of Computer Science, won the Best Research Paper Award for, “Analyzing the Impact of Experiential Pedagogy in Teaching Socio-Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity Across the Curriculum,” at: Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges Conference, Dallas, Texas, April 2019.

Dr. Claude Turner, Department of Computer Science, gave the poster presentation titled, “Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity @ Norfolk State University,” at the CyberEd Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2019.

CompSci News

July, 2019



Norfolk State University 2019-2020 Scholarship For Service Applications

Please check the (here) for information and download application (here).

June, 2019



2019 The Cybersecurity Summer Academy For Middle and High School Students

Please check the (flyer) for detail and apply online (here).

May, 2019


2019 GenCyber Summer Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers

Registration for the 2019 GenCyber Camp for Teachers at Norfolk State University is currently closed. If you would like to keep up with notifications on future camps hosted in 2020 by Norfolk State University, please email us at GenCyber4Teachers@nsu.edu.

For additional information, please contact
Dr. D'Nita Andrews Graham
E-mail: GenCyber4Teachers@nsu.edu
Phone: 757.823.9454
Computer Science Department
Norfolk State University

April, 2019


Congratulation to Our Computer Science Student

Johnny W. Mayer

>> FIRST PLACE WINNER <<

THE 2019 UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
SYMPOSIUM


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & INNOVATION
SYMPOSIUM WINNERS!!

First Place Winner
Johnny W. Mayer RC Nusbaum Honors College
Mentor: Dr. Page Laws

Second Place Winner
Thomas Cerja, IV RC Nusbaum Honors College
Mentor: Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang

Third Place Winners
Baldwin-Akin Varner
Mentor: Doyle Temple

Jordan I. Barnes
Mentor: Dr. Janira Teague

Joedy Boyd
Mentor: Dr. Nazir Barekzi

March, 2019


Dominion Enterprise HackU (3/21 - 3/22):

This is a "hacking" competition in which teams of students quickly code an application to address a need in the surrounding community. For this year, the competition is shark tank style in which an application is not only developed but also marketed to the judges.

Competitors: Kayla Robinson, Itania Lamarre, Kaylani Jordan, Alleyah Babel

Linux Bootcamp North Carolina A&T (3/28 - 3/30):

This bootcamp focuses on giving students Hands-On experience with the Linux OS. Students are given their own raspberry pi, and from their apply various applications (i.e. VPN, twitter bot, servers, etc.).

Attendees: Kayla Robinson, Tamia Smalls, Cody Goudeau, Akeem Wilkins, Benjamin Morse, Trenton Ward

ADMI Blockchain Technologies (4/11 - 4/14):

This conference focuses on teaching students about the current and upcoming blockchain technologies. Furthermore, students compete in a trivia style competition and the questions revolve around Cyber Security principles.

Competitors: Brianna Besinaiz, Kayla Robinson, Aliyah Carter, Michael Emelfe, Ossom Jewel

National Cyber League (4/15 - 4/24):

This competition is a online Jeopardy style Capture The Flag event.

Competitors: Brianna Besinaiz, Neil Belram, Itania Lamarre

NSU CECOR/CEO Summer Internship (6/3 - 7/19):

This internship focuses on delivering research opportunities for those who participate in the internship. Research projects will focus on machine learning and cybersecurity

Helpers: David Morrison, Kwesi Elliott, Neil Belram